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Sick Building Syndrome: Is Your Workplace Healthy?

“Sick Building Syndrome” is a term that has been around for a few decades to explain how and why people are affected by their buildings. As a building biologist, I am frequently assessing the health of buildings (whether they are sick or not) and how they may impact upon the health of the occupants – […]

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Home is the Most Important Place

Home is the most important place. It is our castle.  Home is our safety haven, our sacred space, our island in the midst of the world. For many of us, the world can be a bit full-on. The onslaught of fragrances, noise, wi-fi, people, lights… it can be overwhelming at times. Also, most of these […]

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Indoor Air Contaminants – Discover Which 3 Are Most Commonly Overlooked

Indoor Air Contaminants – Discover Which 3 Are Most Commonly Overlooked DID YOU KNOW: Air is one of our most basic needs, yet our indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than the outdoor air. When people think about air pollution, they usually think about traffic-related air pollution. On the whole, this […]

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Ten Toxic Truths

Ten Toxic Truths Toxic Truths about Chronic Disease. Lifestyle-related chronic disease is widely recognised as being one of the top underlying causes for death. Epidemics and pandemics fuelled by high intake of sugar, fat, salt, alcohol, tobacco and lack of physical exercise, along with the involuntary exposure to the cocktail of industrial chemicals. The latter […]

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“Bake Outs,” Ozone and Our Indoor Air

Today, I want to share some information about ozone, VOCs and our indoor air. From here, I will share my stance on “bake outs,” so let’s start at the end to make sure it all makes sense. Volatile Organic Compounds The best example of VOCs is the smell of the cleaning aisle in the supermarket […]

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VOC and The Health of the Individual

by Angela Petruzzi VOC is a complex issue and often misunderstood, in short VOC does not mean harmful and no VOC does not mean harmless. One should interpret various aspects of the information to make a truly informed decision. LIVOS and Its Stance in Relation to VOC and The Health of the Individual This document is […]

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Understanding “VOCs” in Paint: No Smell Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Non-Toxic

by Angela Petruzzi (Livos Australia) No Smell Does Not Necessarily Mean Non-Toxic When it Comes to Paints and Coatings “VOCs” does not mean harmful and “no VOCs” does not mean harmless. The issue is the type of VOCs, not how much VOCs. VOCs stands for volatile organic compounds, and it refers to certain chemical solvents […]

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Author of all content is Lucinda Curran, unless otherwise indicated.